Mount Rainier National Park: Mowich Lake, Eunice Lake, and Tolmie Peak Lookout Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The panoramic view from Tolmie Peak is one of the finest in the entire northwest corner of Mount Rainier National Park. The summit lookout provides a great perspective for studying the giant volcano and its surroundings while Eunice Lake shimmers in a steep alpine bowl directly below. Most hikers leave Mowich Lake bound for Spray Park, lured up Rainier’s northwest flank by the many attractions of the subalpine meadow.
However, the best views of the mountain itself are ironically found on some of the high ridges in the opposite direction, far enough away that the entire mountain can be taken in at once. Head up 5,900-foot Tolmie Peak to enjoy such a vista, and possibly escape some of the crowds as well. Tolmie Peak is named for Dr. William Fraser Tolmie, who penetrated this area in 1833 in search of medicinal plants and herbs. Tolmie was likely the first non–Native American man to explore this remote wilderness, less than 30 years after Lewis and Clark had reached the Pacific and long before the founding of either the state of Washington in 1889 or the national park ten years later."